One of the things I hate most about modern politics is that it is omnipresent- nothing is free from politics, and I blame a large part of that on the activist liberals who make their home in the Democratic party. My latest example is a real corker.
The National Communication Association, whose yearly conferences I have all but abandoned because my desire to suffer through scholarly endeavors such as The Most Popular Fag and Hag in TV Land: Queer Kinship and Camp in ‘Will and Grace’ has been sated throughout the years, does have one useful feature- a listserv.
The listerv generally holds announcements, position announcements, and general queries. A very useful feature, and one of the few real benefits of NCA (other than their journal publication). However, also in th listerv is a running commentary on issues of the day, and now the leftist twerps want to once again use an academic organization to pursue their political beliefs.
This time, the morons want the NCA to ‘boycott’ any city which happens to be in a state which does not offer marriage rights to homosexuals. Forget the details, what is supremely offensive is that they just wish to use the clout of all the members to make a political statement that will please a distinct minority of the membership.
One would think that rather than boycotting a city, the National Communication Association would instead strive to hold the conference in a res dtate that recently banned the practice. Then when in the city, we could hold forums, debates, and engage in- CONSTRUCTIVE COMMUNICATION.
Not so for the small-minded largely tenured bullies that make up the professionally sensitive and always aggrieve advocacy wing of the NCA. That just makes too much god damned sense, and they might have to hear ideas that scare them. In other words- opposing ideas.
As it is, I have sent numerous letters to the editor, one Jennifer Peltak, and she has never seen fit to include my comments in the listserv, for whatever reason.